Srinagar, May 03, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India continues to hatch conspiracies to change the Muslim majority status of Jammu and Kashmir into a minority.
Syed Ali Gilani told mediamen at his residence in Srinagar that India was not concerned about the people of Kashmir but its land. “The RSS and the BJP want to convert our Valley of Saints into a Hindu Rashtra. Worst part is that local pro-India parties are assisting these forces in every possible way in fulfilling their agenda in the territory,” he said.
He cited the examples of covering Jammu and Kashmir under India’s Eligibility Entrance Test for admissions in medical courses, the plan to build concrete structures for non-local labourers and the unsympathetic attitude towards Urdu language as proofs of the conspiracies hatched against the Muslims of the territory.
The APHC Chairman, who is under continued house arrest, said, Kashmiri people are witnessing the worst kind of state terrorism, which is among the worst in the world. He pointed out that Islam and Muslims were the main targets of the Indian state.
“We saw how Regional Engineering College in Kashmir was converted into National (Indian) Institute of Technology which has majority of students from India now. These Indian students harass their colleagues from Jammu and Kashmir and when they resist, people from New Delhi are flown to Srinagar to support them. Now medical students from Jammu and Kashmir are being asked to appear in All-India-level entrance exam. Their selection will also be made at All India level. Subsequently, doctors from India will be settled in Jammu and Kashmir,” he maintained.
Elaborating, he said, Jammu and Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region, but the sinister plans are on to change it into a Muslim minority territory. “The ultimate conspiracy is to settle more people from Indian states. Over seven lakh troops and five lakh non-locals are present in the territory. Army has occupied over 28 lakh kanals of land in Kashmir and is converting temporary sheds into concrete structures. India also plans to settle non-locals and West Pakistani non-Muslim refugees to change demography of the territory,” he further said.
Syed Ali Gilani crticised the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, for her tactics against ongoing freedom movement. “There are plans to recruit Kashmiri youth into Indian police and army. New Delhi wants to control minds of our youth to weaken our just cause,” he said, adding, We have to foil these conspiracies and take the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination to its logical conclusion.”
The APHC Chairman said that the Handwara molestation victim girl continued to be in police custody. “Police wants to prevent the girl from speaking truth. Ironically, people including teachers who protested against the molestation incident have been booked while Indian forces’ personnel who killed five civilians are roaming scot-free. This is worst form of state terrorism,” he stated.
He said, Muslims in Jammu region live under fear of communal forces. “The purpose of keeping 28,000 members of the so-called Village Defence Committee in Muslim-dominated areas in Rajouri and Poonch is to subjugate them,” he said.
Syed Ali Gilani deplored that detention of Kashmiri prisoners was prolonged. “There are 125 prosecution witnesses in the case of a Tehreek-e-Hurriyet activist Ghulam Muhammad Butt and in last six years only 25 witnesses have deposed. He will perish in jails till all witnesses record their statements; Masarrat Aalam Butt and several other leaders are also languishing in jails,” he added.
The APHC Chairman said that the UN resolutions formed the basis of resolution of the Kashmir dispute. “The resolutions cannot end with statement of any UN or Indian official. India is signatory to 18 UN resolutions on Kashmir which guarantee right to self-determination to the Kashmiris,” he further said.
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